Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery

Nancy Romero: Mid-career Retrospective

Dante is guided by Beatrice to Paradise

Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery is very pleased to present a diverse exhibition of paintings and interactive objects representing fifteen years of work by Altadena artist Nancy Romero.

Paintings from the mid 1990s reflect her interest in traditional Mexican life. In her own words:

“The inspiration for my work is grounded in my background in Mythology and Anthropology. My first body of paintings sought to evoke village life in a small Zapotec pueblo in Oaxaca, Mexico, where I did extensive fieldwork in the mid sixties. My dissatisfaction with the impersonal tools of anthropological investigation led me to drop out of the program of study and later to try and recreate the beauty and struggle of village life through art. This was how I bridged two disciplines.”

Works from the first decade of the twenty first century show a shift of interest to broader themes. Again she says it best:  I began two paths of work, one about the intersection of Nature … and Man, and the other, about Man and Morality. The first has involved many studies of animals, crows figuring strongly in many works. The other, about the rigidity of morality, the different views of what is deemed “good” and “evil”.

This is a delightful, subtle, and provocative exhibition that has certainly left me musing.  Please make an effort to view this thought provoking exhibit.

Join us at a reception honoring the artist Thursday, October 14 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Ms. Romero will be available to answer questions.

The exhibit runs: October 14 – November 4, 2010.

Gallery Hours are: Monday – Thursday 1:00 – 4:00 pm.


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